Journal Articles

T. J. Coathup, M. R. Lewis, A. C. J. Russell, J. E. Haysom, C. E. Valdivia, and K. Hinzer, Impact of torque tube reflection on bifacial photovoltaic single axis tracked system performance, Optics Express 31(4) (2023).  DOI: 10.1364/OE.481301

R.-J. K. Obhi, S. W. Schaefer, C. E. Valdivia, J. R. Liu, Z. G. Lu, P. J. Poole, and K. Hinzer, Indium arsenide single quantum dash morphology and composition for wavelength tuning in quantum dash lasers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 122(051104) (2023).  DOI: 10.1063/5.0133657

E. M. Tonita, C. E. Valdivia, A. C. J. Russell, M. Martinez-Szewczyk, M. I. Bertoni, and K. Hinzer, A general illumination method to predict bifacial photovoltaic system performance, Joule 7(1), 5-12 (2023). Access using this link or the DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2022.12.005

M. N. Beattie, H. Helmers, G. P. Forcade, C. E. Valdivia, O. Höhn, and K. Hinzer, InP- and GaAs-based photonic power converters under O-band laser illumination: Performance analysis and comparison, IEEE J. Photovolt. 13(1), 113-121 (2023). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2022.3218938

G. P. Forcade, C. E. Valdivia, S. Molesky, S. Lu, A. W. Rodriguez, J. J. Krich, R. St-Gelais, and K. Hinzer, Efficiency-optimized near-field thermophotovoltaics using InAs and InAsSbP, Appl. Phys. Lett. 121(193903) (2022). DOI: 10.1063/5.0116806

A. C. J. Russell, C. E. Valdivia, C. Bohémier, J. E. Haysom, and K. Hinzer, DUET: A novel energy yield model with 3-D shading for bifacial photovoltaic systems, IEEE J. Photovolt. 12(6), 1576-1585 (2022).  DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2022.3185546

N. Nouri, C. E. Valdivia, M. N. Beattie, J. J. Krich, and K. Hinzer, Light management in ultra-thin photonic power converters for 1310 nm laser illumination, Optics Express 30 (13) (2022). DOI: 10.1364/OE.459680

G. P. Forcade, A. Ritou, P. St-Pierre, O. Dellea, M. Volatier, A. Jaouad, C. E. Valdivia, K. Hinzer, and M. Darnon, Microstructured antireflective encapsulant on concentrator solar cells, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl. 30(2), 132-140 (2022). DOI: 10.1002/pip.3468

E. M.Tonita, C. E. Valdivia, M. Martinez-Szewczyk, M. R. Lewis, M. I. Bertoni, and K. Hinzer, Effect of air mass on carrier losses in bifacial silicon heterojunction solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 230(111293) (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2021.111293

P. Albert, A. Jaouad, G. Hamon, M. Volatier, C. E. Valdivia, Y. Deshayes, K. Hinzer, L. Béchou, V. Aimez, and M. Darnon, Miniaturization of InGaP/InGaAs/Ge cells for micro-concentrator photovoltaics, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl. 29(9), 990-999 (2021). DOI: 10.1002/pip.3421

M. N. Beattie, C. E. Valdivia, M. M. Wilkins, M. Zamiri, K. L. C. Kaller, M. C. Tam, H. S. Kim, J. J. Krich, Z. R. Wasilewski, and K. Hinzer, High current density tunnel diodes for multi-junction photovoltaic devices on InP substrates, Appl. Phys. Lett. 118(062101) (2021). DOI: 10.1063/5.0036053

N. Mailhot, R. Cheriton, K. Vyas, J. P. D. Cook, S. Prawer, K. Hinzer, and D. Spinello, 85% improved optical power delivery to epiretinal prostheses using rigid body compensation algorithm, J. Biomech. Eng. 143(6), 061009 (2021). DOI: 10.1115/1.4050026

K. Shimotakahara, M. Elsayed, M. Erol-Kantarci, and K. Hinzer, Mobile communications-enabled smart grid co-simulation system design, IEEE Syst. J. 15(2), 2677-2686 (2021). DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2020.3025202

D. Wright, L. Liu, L. Parvan, Z. Majumdar, and N. C. Giebink, Economic analysis of a novel design of micro-tracked CPV, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl. 29(4), 485-498 (2021). DOI: 10.1002/pip.3379

A. Ahnood, R. Cheriton, A. Bruneau, J.-P. Ndabakuranye, W. Lemaire, R. Hilkes, R. Fontaine, J. P.D. Cook, K. Hinzer, and S. Prawer, Laser driven miniature diamond implant for wireless retinal prostheses, Adv. Biosyst. 4(11) (2020). DOI: 10.1002/adbi.202000055

T. M. Grant, K. L. C. Kaller, T. J. Coathup, K. Hinzer, and B. H. Lessard, High Voc solution-processed organic solar cells containing silicon phthalocyanine as a non-fullerene electron acceptor, Org. Electron. 87(105976) (2020).  DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2020.105976

R. Cheriton, S. M. Sadaf, L. Robichaud, J. J. Krich, Z. Mi, and K. Hinzer, Two-photon photocurrent in InGaN/GaN nanowire intermediate band solar cells, Comms. Mater. 1(63) (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s43246-020-00054-6

A. B. Poungoué Mbeunmi, M. El-Gahouchi, R. Arvinte, A. Jaouad, R. Cheriton, M. Wilkins, C. E. Valdivia, K. Hinzer, S. Fafard, V. Aimez, R. Arès, and A. Boucherif, Direct growth of GaAs solar cells on Si substrate via mesoporous Si buffer, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells. 217(110641) (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2020.110641

J. Fattahi, D. Wright, and H. Schriemer, An energy internet DERMS platform using a multi-level Stackelberg game, Sustain. Cities Soc. 60(102262) (2020). DOI:  10.1016/j.scs.2020.102262

A. Guindon and D. Wright, Analytical approach to quantitative risk assessment for solar power projects, Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev. 133(110262) (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.110262

C. E. Valdivia and K. Hinzer, Subcell Segmentation for Current Matching and Design Flexibility in Multijunction Solar Cells, IEEE J. Photovolt. (2020). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3005630.

G. M. Hasan, M. Hasan, H. Shang, D. Sun, K. Hinzer, P. Liu, and T. Hall, Energy efficient photonic millimeter‑wave generation using cascaded polarization modulators, Opt. Quant. Electron. 51(217) (2019). DOI: 10.1007/s11082-019-1927-4

K. Shimotakahara, M. Elsayed, K. Hinzer, and M. Erol-Kantarci, High-reliability multi-agent Q-learning-based scheduling for D2D microgrid communications, IEEE Access 7, 74412-74421 (2019). DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2920662

H. Z. Al Garni, A. Awasthi, and D. J. Wright, Optimal orientation angles for maximizing energy yield for solar PV in Saudi Arabia, Renew. Energy 133, 538-550 (2019).  DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2018.10.048

M. Hasan, G. M. Hasan, K. Hinzer, and T. Hall, Comments on Zihang Zhu, Shanghong Zhao, Xuan Li, and Kun Qu, Tao Lin, ‘Photonic generation of frequency-octupled microwave signal with reduced electrical local oscillator power and improved spectrum purity’ Opt. Quant. Electron (2017), Opt. Quant. Electron. 51(157) (2019). DOI: 10.1007/s11082-019-1877-x

M. Wilkins, M. Ishigaki, P.-O. Provost, D. Masson, S. Fafard, C. E. Valdivia, E. M. Dede, and K. Hinzer, Ripple-free boost-mode power supply using photonic power conversion, IEEE Trans. Power Electron. 34(2) (2019). DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2018.2843158 Highlighted Paper for February 2019.

D. J. Wright, Closed form analytic solution for diffuse irradiance on a tilted photovoltaic collector“, IEEE J. Photovol 9(2), 391-396 (2019).  DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2888825

G. M. Hasan, M. Hasan, K. Hinzer, and T. Hall, Filterless frequency octupling circuit using dual stage cascaded polarization modulators, J. Mod. Opt. (2018). DOI: 10.1080/09500340.2018.1555292

M. Hasan, K. Hinzer, and T. Hall, A generalized circuit architecture for RF-photonic frequency multiplication with minimum RF energy, J. Mod. Opt. (2018). DOI: 10.1080/09500340.2018.1519607

D. J. Wright, S. Badruddin, and C. Robertson-Gillis, Micro-tracked CPV can be cost competitive with PV in behind-the-meter applications with demand charges, Front. Energy Res. 6(97) (2018).  DOI: 10.3389/fenrg.2018.00097

A. M. Gabr, A. W. Walker, and K. Hinzer, Critical design criteria for silicon nanocrystals downshifting layers enhancement in CIGS solar cells, J. Photon. Energy 8(2), 025502 (2018). DOI: 10.1117/1.JPE.8.025502

M. N. Beattie, Y. Bioud, D. Hobson, A. Boucherif, C. E. Valdivia, D. Drouin, R. Arès, and K. Hinzer, Tunable conductivity in mesoporous germanium, Nanotechnology 29, 215701 (2018). DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aab3f7

V. Tatsiankou, K. Hinzer, H. Schriemer, S. Kazadzis, N. Kouremeti, and R. Beal, Extensive validation of solar spectral irradiance meters at the World Radiation Center, Sol. Energy 166, 80-89 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2018.03.044

M. D. Yandt, K. Hinzer and H. Schriemer, Representative atmospheric parameters in multijunction solar cell design, IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 8(3), 895-902 (2018). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2817242

H. MacDougall, S. Tomosk, D. J. Wright, Geographic maps of the impact of government incentives on the economic viability of solar power, Renew. Energy 122, 497-506 (2018).  DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.12.108

A. M. Gabr, A. W. Walker, M. M. Wilkins, R. Kleiman, and K. Hinzer, Procedure to decouple reflectance and down-shifting effects in luminescent down-shifting enhanced photovoltaics, Opt. Express., 25(12), A530-A538 (2017), DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.00A530.

A. Benhsaien, Z. Lu, K. Hinzer, and T. J. Hall, The Linewidth Broadening Factor: A Length-Scale-Dependent Analytical Approach, Am. J. Nano Res. Appl., 5(1), 1-6 (2017). DOI: 10.11648/j.nano.20170501.11

S. Tomosk, J. E. Haysom, and D. J. Wright, Quantifying economic risk in photovoltaic power projects, Renew. Energy 109, 422-433 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.03.031

M. M. Wilkins, J. Gupta, A. Jaouad, B. Bouzazi, S. Fafard, A. Boucherif, C. E. Valdivia, R. Arès, V. Aimez, H. P. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Design of thin InGaAsN(Sb) n-i-p junctions for use in four-junction concentrating photovoltaic devices, J. Photon. Energy, 7(2), 022502 (2017), DOI: 10.1117/1.JPE.7.022502.

S. Tomosk, J. E. Haysom, K. Hinzer, H. Schriemer, and D. Wright, Mapping the Geographic Distribution of the Economic Viability of Photovoltaic Load Displacement Projects in SW USA, Renew. Energy, 107, 101-112 (2017), DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.01.049.

P. Sharma, M. M. Wilkins, H. P. Schriemer, and K. Hinzer, Concentrating optical system optimization for 3- and 4-junction solar cells: Impact of illumination profiles, J. Photon. Energy, 7(1), 014501 (2017), DOI: 10.1117/1.JPE.7.014501, uO Research.

M. D. Yandt, K. Hinzer, and H. Schriemer, Efficient multi-junction solar cell design for maximum annual energy yield by representative spectrum selection, IEEE J. Photovoltaics (2017), DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2638040

A. H. Trojnar, C. E. Valdivia, R. R. LaPierre, K. Hinzer, and J. J. Krich, Optimizations of GaAs nanowire solar cells, IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 6(6), 1494-1501 (2016), DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2600339

J. Fattahi, H. Schriemer, B. Bacque, R. Orr, K. Hinzer, and J. E. Haysom, High stability adaptive microgrid control method using fuzzy logic, Sustainable Cities and Societies, 25, 57-64 (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2016.03.003

V. Tatsiankou, K. Hinzer, J. Haysom, H. Schriemer, K. Emery, and R. Beal, Design principles and field performance of a solar spectral irradiance meter, Sol. Energy 133, 94-102 (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2016.03.054

S. Fafard, M. C. A. York, F. Proulx, C. E. Valdivia, M. M. Wilkins, R. Arès, V. Aimez, K. Hinzer, and D. P. Masson, Ultrahigh efficiencies in vertical epitaxial heterostructure architectures, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 071101 (2016), DOI: 10.1063/1.4941240

J. Zribi, B. Ilahi, B. Paquette, A. Jaouad, O. Theriault, K. Hinzer, R. Cheriton, G. Patriarche, S. Fafard, V. Aimez, R. Ares, and D. Morris, Effect of Dot-Height Truncation on the Device Performance of Multilayer InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cells Photovoltaics, IEEE J. Photovoltaics PP (99), (2016), DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2514708

R. Cheriton, M. M. Wilkins, P. Sharma, C. E. Valdivia, A. H. Trojnar, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, J. Gupta, B. Bouzazi, G. Kolhatkar, A. Boucherif, A. Jaouad, S. Fafard, V. Aimez, and R. Arès, Design optimizations of InGaAsN(Sb) subcells for concentrator photovoltaic systems, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 34(02M103), 2016. DOI: 10.1116/1.4939754

P. Besson, P. McVey White, C. Dominguez, P. Voarino, P. Garcia-Linares, M. Lemiti, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, and M. Baudrit, Spectrally-resolved measurement of concentrated light distributions for Fresnel lens concentrators, Opt. Express 24 (2), A397-A407 (2016). DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.00A397

M. M. Wilkins, C. E. Valdivia, A. M. Gabr, D. Masson, S. Fafard, and K. Hinzer, Luminescent coupling in planar opto-electronic devices, J. Appl. Phys. 118, 143102 (2015). DOI: 10.1063/1.4932660, uO Research.

J. E. Haysom, K. Hinzer, and D. Wright, Impact of electricity tariffs on optimal orientation of photovoltaic modules, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl. (2015). DOI: 10.1002/pip.2651, uO Research.

M. D. Yandt, J. P. D. Cook, K. Hinzer and H. Schriemer, Shutter technique for noninvasive individual cell characterization in sealed CPV modules, IEEE J. Photovoltaics 5 (2), 691-696, (2015). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2015.2392943

M. D. Yandt, J. P. D. Cook, M. Kelly, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, Dynamic Real-Time I–V Curve Measurement System for Indoor/Outdoor Characterization of Photovoltaic Cells and Modules, IEEE J. Photovoltaics 5 (1), 337-343, (2015). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2366690.

J. E. Haysom, O. Jafarieh, H. Anis, K. Hinzer, and D. Wright, Learning curve analysis of concentrated photovoltaic systems, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl. Published on-line Dec. 2014. DOI: 10.1002/pip.2567.

P. Sharma, A. W. Walker, J. F. Wheeldon, K. Hinzer and H. Schriemer, Enhanced efficiencies for high-concentration, multijunction PV systems by optimizing grid spacing under nonuniform illumination using a distributed resistance model, International Journal of Photoenergy 2014, Article ID 582083 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/582083 .

A. W. Walker, F. Bouchard, A. H. Trojnar and K. Hinzer, Inverted metamorphic III-V triple-junction solar cell with a 1 eV CuInSe2 bottom sub-cell, International J. Photoenergy 2014, Article ID 913170 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/913170 .

A. W. Walker, O. Thériault, and K. Hinzer, Carrier dynamics in quantum dot enhanced multi-junction solar cells under concentration, IEEE J. Photovoltaics 4(4), 1095-1099, (2014). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2322279.

A. W. Walker, O. Thériault, and K. Hinzer, Positioning and doping effects on quantum dot enhanced multi-junction solar cell performance, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl. (2014). DOI: 10.1002/pip.2487.

A. W. Walker, O. Thériault, and K. Hinzer, The dependence of multi-junction solar cell performance on the number of quantum dot layers, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 50(3), 198-203 (2014). DOI: 10.1109/JQE.2014.2301817.

A. W. Walker, Olivier Theriault, Matthew M. Wilkins, Jeffrey F. Wheeldon, and Karin Hinzer, Tunnel-Junction-Limited Multijunction Solar Cell Performance Over Concentration, IEEE J. on Sel. Top. on Quantum Electron., 19(5), 4000508 (2013). DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2013.2258140.

A. W. Walker, Olivier Theriault, Jeffrey F. Wheeldon, and Karin Hinzer, The Effects of Absorption and Recombination on Quantum Dot Multijunction Solar Cell Efficiency, IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 3(3), 1118-1124 (2013). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2257920.

M. M. Wilkins, A. Boucherif, R. Beal, J. E. Haysom, J. F. Wheeldon, V. Aimez, R. Ares, T. J. Hall, and K. Hinzer, Multijunction Solar Cell Designs Using Silicon Bottom Subcell and Porous Silicon Compliant Membrane, IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 3(3), 1125-1131 (2013). DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2013.2261931.

G. Kolhatkar, J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, A. W. Walker, S. Fafard, A. Turala, A. Jaouad, R. Arès, V. Aimez, and K. Hinzer, Current-voltage measurements within the negative differential resistance region of AlGaAs/AlGaAs tunnel junctions for high concentration photovoltaic, Int. J. Nanoscience, 11(4), 1240014 (2012). DOI: 10.1142/S0219581X12400145.

J. F. Wheeldon, C. E. Valdivia, A. W. Walker, G. Kolhatkar, A. Jaouad, A. Turala, B. Riel, D. Masson, N. Puetz, S. Fafard, R. Arès, V. Aimez, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, Performance comparison of AlGaAs, GaAs and InGaP tunnel junctions for concentrated multi-junction solar cells, Prog. Photovoltaics: Res. Appl 19, 442-452 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/pip.1056.

R. Millett, A. Benhsaien, K. Dridi, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, T. Hall, Fabrication-tolerant 1310 nm laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers with high side mode suppression ratios, Photonics and Nanostruct. Fundam. App., 9, 111-118 (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.photonics.2011.01.003.

R. Millett, K. Hinzer, A. Benhsaien, T. J. Hall, H. Schriemer, Impact of laterally-coupled microstructure on effective coupling coefficients, Nanotechnology, 21, 134015 (2010). DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/21/13/134015.

R. Millett, H. Schriemer, T. Hall, K. Hinzer, Effect of grating order and tooth rounding in laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers, J. Opt. Quantum Electron. 40(14-15), 1239-45 (2009). DOI: 10.1007/s11082-009-9293-2.

R. Millett, K. Hinzer, T. J. Hall, H. Schriemer, Simulation analysis of fabrication-tolerant higher order laterally-coupled distributed feedback lasers, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44 (12), 1145-51 (2008). DOI: 10.1109/JQE.2008.2002089.

C. E. Valdivia, E. Desfonds, D. Masson, S. Fafard, A. Carlson, J. Cook, T. J. Hall, K. Hinzer, Optimization of antireflection coating design for multi-junction solar cells and concentrator systems, Proc. of SPIE, 7099, 709915 (2008). DOI: 10.1117/12.807675.

J. F. Wheeldon, T. Hall, H. Schriemer, Wyckoff positions and the expression of polarization singularities in photonic crystals, Optical Express 17, 2111-2121 (2008). DOI: 10.1364/OE.17.002111.

J. F. Wheeldon, T. Hall, H. Schriemer (2007), Symmetry constraints and the existence of Bloch mode vortices in linear photonic crystals, Optical Express 15, 3531-3542 (2007). DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.003531

R. Shankar, J. Couturier, K. Hinzer, T. J. Hall, Scalability analysis in terms of crosstalk in NZ-DSF ring networks constructed with WSS based ROADM, Proc. of SPIE 6796 (2007). DOI: 10.1117/12.779078.